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About Kashan

Kashan

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You can have experience with Iran culture in your trip to Iran. Kashan is located in the north of the province (ISFAHAN ) and is to the south of Qom. To the west of this township is the Markazi (Central) Province, to the east lies the township of Ardestan and to the south it is within the limits of the townships of Natanz and Esfahan. Kashan can be accounted as one of the archaic cities of Iran.

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Archeological discoveries in the Siyalk Hillocks which lie 4 km west of Kashan reveal that this region was one of the primary centers of civilization in the pre-historic ages. The said hillock flourished during the Sassanide andSafavid periods, and was the capital during the reign of Shah Abbas Safavid II. Kashan suffered severe damage during the Saljuqi and Mongol eras. This city and its respective villages were ruined due to earthquakes in the years 1192 AH. and 1260 AH. The city of Kashan has special features in regards architecture, historical and religious sites.

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Kashan has come to be known as the city of genuine beauty for its traditional architecture and houses with indigenous built – inventilation system , special of desert areas, to keep cool air circulating in the building. Kashan is famous for its carpets, velvets, glazed pottery and tiles. Sialk Hill, in this city, is one of the most important archeological sites in Iran which dates back to 5000 B.C. Agha – Bozorg Mosque and Borojerdi House present typical desert architecture of these areas.

 

Some attraction :

·        Taabataabaei house

·        Borujerdi house

·        Abiyaneh village

·        Water fall

·        Rose water festival

 

Fin Historical Edifice and Garden, Kashan

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This garden is located to the south of the city of Kashan and near the village of Fin. The same was constructed on the former structures of the Al-e-Booyeh era. Its general layout and aqua system has been rendered special attention. This vicinity gained fame due to the murder of Amir Kabir, the reputed nationalist and Prime Minister (Grand Chancellor) of Nasereddin Shah Qajar. Amir Kabir was assassinated in a small bath here in the year 1268 AH. by the order of the Shah. This garden is a relic from the Safavid period, and has remained such for centuries due to the capacity of water it gains from the Soleimaniyeh spring. Today, this water flows into the ‘Lasegah‘ pool after meandering through this beautiful garden, and providing water for the surrounding areas.

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The structures of this garden are the entrance and its facade, tower and ramparts, the Safavid and Fathali Shah sections, chambers for the elite, the museum on the western side of the premises, the large and small bath and the library in the eastern sector of this garden. The covered construction housing the Shah Abbasi section is in two floors, this being in the center of the garden and opposite the grand facade. The construction of the same was completed in the year 1226 AH. Here, there are beautiful paintings and an inscription worked with plaster in the ‘nastaliq‘ script. In the vicinity of this garden, several monarchs such as Shah Safi, Shah Soleiman, Shah Tahmasb, Shah Abbas, Karim Khan Zand and Fath Ali Shah have all contributed in the repair or making addition to the structures on the premises. However, these structures witnessed plunder in the early period of the constitutional revolution.

 

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